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Do your risk assessment and save yourself from a R100 000 fine

by , 18 March 2013
There are countless hazards in your workplace that could impact your processes, employees and products of your business. These hazards can cause accidents and losses in the workplace.

To counteract possible hazards and risks in your company, you have to perform a risk assessment - it's a legal requirement. If you don't conduct a risk assessment, you could face up to a R100 000 fine or two years in jail or even both!

Let me tell you more...

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It's a legal requirement. You must identify hazards and assess risks in your company
 
Do you know how to compile a risk assessment?
 
A comprehensive risk assessment must be compiled for your workplace. Doing this will allow you to protect your employees from health and safety hazards, and save yourself from a R100 000 fine, two years in jail or even both!
 
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5 benefits of doing risk assessments 
 
Conducting a hazard identification and risk assessment process (HIRA) will help you:
 
  • Identify and control hazards and exposures in the workplace.
  • Create awareness among employees. (Use HIRA as a training tool so they help to identify hazards too.)
  • Set risk management standards, based on acceptable safe practices and legal requirements.
  • Reduce incidents in the workplace.
  • Save costs by being proactive instead of reactive – in other words, prevent an accident before it happens.
  • But, how do you go about conducting a HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment) in your company? Let me show you how…
How to conduct your HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment) in 5 steps
 
1.    Identify the hazards in your office
 
2.    Identify the risks involved for each hazard
 
3.    Rank your hazards (low, medium, high)
 
4.    Precautionary measures to take to minimise or prevent the risks
 
5.    Document all findings
 
Use the HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment) process in the Health and Safety Training Manual to identify hazards and risks in your company and then train your employees on it. We'll explain every step in the process and give you the training tools to train your staff.
 
Until next time,

Stay safe!
 
FSP Business
 
P.S. A HIRA will ensure you comply with your obligations and avoid penalties. Get your sample risk assessment templates here


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1 comments


Marita Venter 2013-04-23 14:14:03

It is very scary to read about the fines that could land on your desk. Do you actually know of companies that have been fined?

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